St. PETERSBURG, 18 Jun - RIA Novosti/Prime. The estimated Discount on gas for Ukraine in the third quarter is not a gift, and takes into account the desire of Russia, said the Minister of energy Alexander Novak.
"I Wish to emphasize that, most likely, for the third quarter will be considered a Discount of less than 30%. And This, as I said earlier, not a gift. It records, in the 1st turn, the interests of the country, of funds coming budget, the current situation And the current interests of " Gazprom ", - said Novak in interview to television channel " Russia 24 ".
in the period From 1 November 2014 to 31 March 2015 Russia has given Ukraine a discount on gas in relation to customs duty. When the contract price of gas below 333, 33 dollars per thousand cubic meters, the fee should not exceed $ 100 And be zeroed, I.e., the Discount was supposed to be 30% of the contract price. At a price higher than 333, 33 dollar fee was $ 100 more And didn't reset back to zero, and reduced by $ 100.
Discount for the second quarter of the current year were granted on the same scheme. In every quarter of the discounts were approved by separate resolutions of the government of the Russian Federation.
in fact during this entire period the Discount was $ 100 per thousand cubic meters, but if in the 1st quarter of 2015 she was presumably corresponded to 23% of the contract price, In the 2nd quarter was 29%.
according to "Gazprom" the price of Russian gas for Ukraine in the 3rd quarter without discounts will be 287, fifteen dollars per thousand cubic meters in the fourth quarter - 262, $ 5. In the 2nd quarter of the price of With discount - 247, 18 dollars per thousand cubic meters.